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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened to the first person to go through the jaunt?
(a) He died.
(b) He went insane and was put in a sanitarium.
(c) He was turned inside out.
(d) Nothing adverse.

2. What does Randy do after 24 hours alone?
(a) He makes a run for it.
(b) He starts paddling the raft.
(c) He goes mad.
(d) He allows himself to be killed.

3. What is the name of the boy sent to retrieve Charles in "Here There Be Tygers"?
(a) Kenny.
(b) Randall.
(c) Billy.
(d) Jonathan.

4. To what city does Mrs. Todd offer to take Homer?
(a) Wildvines.
(b) Bangor.
(c) Boston.
(d) Cape Cod.

5. Where is the setting of "The Raft"?
(a) Lake Erie.
(b) Cascade Lake.
(c) Whitewater Lake.
(d) Lake Ponchatrain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reasoning does the narrator use for thinking about Maureen from time to time?

2. What had Mark's son done when the attendants put the mask on him?

3. What does Hal's oldest son find in the attic?

4. Who is the Greek?

5. To what does Mark awaken?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Jaunt," Mark's family is destroyed by Mark's own deception. Given the reasons for his deception, do you think he was justified in his actions.

2. While Randy is trying to save Deke from being sucked between the cracks in the raft by the black, oil-like creature, what is Randy doing to try and stay sane through the unbelievable situation?

3. "Word Processor of the Gods" could fit into several different genres. Which genre do you think it fits into best and why?

4. Stephen King is apparently trying to make his reader think when reading "The Jaunt." Do you think King wrote this story with that challenge in mind, or do you think he wrote it for pure entertainment?

5. What is the purpose of King's use of a "Wouldn't it be funny if . . . ?" beginning to his short stories? What do you think this method adds to or detracts from his stories?

6. What is the significance of the "Execute" button on the word processor, and how does Richard feel when looking at that button for the first time?

7. "The Wedding Gig" is rife with metaphors, figures of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common. For example, "Love is a rose" is a metaphor. Identify a metaphor from "The Wedding Gig" and identify the two things being compared.

8. In "Here There Be Tygers", Charles returns to his classroom casually after the deaths of his teacher and classmate. What do you think this implies about what Charles has just experienced?

9. Why do you think King bases his entire introduction on a seemingly mundane conversation with a friend?

10. What seems to be the catalyst for Curt's break in sanity?

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